Approved (and pending) Upcoming Continuing Education Programs
Well Management Program

Training calendar updated monthly.

Continuing Education Requirements

Apply to license renewal of individual well contractors and certified representatives of limited well and boring contractors, monitoring well contractors, elevator boring contractors, and well contractors. Monitoring well contractors' registration expire December 31 of each year. All other well contractor license types have licenses that expire January 31 of each year.

The revisions to Minnesota Rules, chapter 4725, became effective on August 4, 2008. Two changes in continuing education requirements for license renewal took effect at that time:

  • The number of continuing education credits required annually for certified representatives of limited well/boring contractors and elevator boring contractors is now two credits. However, those two credits must be from a Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)-presented or MDH–sponsored program. Limited well/boring contractors include pump installers, pitless/screen contractors, dewatering well contractors, dug well/drive point contractors, well sealing contractors, vertical heat exchanger contractors.

  • Individual contractors and certified representatives for well contractors and monitoring well contractors must still obtain six credits of MDH-approved continuing education annually. Two of the six credits must be from a MDH-presented or MDH–sponsored program.

License/Registration Renewal

For license/registration renewal, all certified representatives and individual contractors must have obtained two hours of a MDH-presented or MDH-sponsored program in order to renew. Individual contractors and certified representatives for monitoring well contractors and well contractors must also obtain an additional four credits of MDH-approved continuing education (for a total of six credits).

A contact hour is granted for approved continuing education sessions when the training continues for 50 minutes. Continuing education contact hours cannot be "banked" or saved from previous years for future license or registration renewal. Sign-up sheets are usually used to document and verify attendance.

The continuing education activity must be related to wells and borings, drilling technology, groundwater contamination, health aspects of water quality, groundwater monitoring, geology, hydrology, well construction and sealing, water systems and water treatment, or other subjects approved by the MDH.

For additional information about any of these training opportunities, call the program's contact person. For other information about continuing education, new training opportunities, or to request approval for other continuing education activities not listed here, contact Norm Mofjeld, Well Management Section, at 651-201-4593.

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Training Calendar

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2015: Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
2016: Jan | Feb |
July 2015
July 22 4 Credits Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Line Tracing

Medina, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
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August 2015
new August 18 Credits Pending Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME)
SME Twin Cities Annual Conference
Industrial Minerals of the Upper Midwest

Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Bethany Kelly or 952-832-2730
August 25 4 Credits Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Line Tracing

Burnsville, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
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September 2015
new September 9-10 4 Credits Midwest Geosciences Group
Aquifer Testing for Improved Hydrogeologic Site Characterization featuring AQTESOLV and the In-Situ LEVEL TROLL

In-Situ, Inc. Headquarters
Fort Collins, Colorado
Contact: Dan Kelleher or 763-607-0092
new September 14-15 4 Credits Midwest Geosciences Group
Improving Hydrogeologic Analysis of Fractured Bedrock Systems

Penn State at Great Valley
Malvern, Pennsylvania
Contact: Dan Kelleher or 763-607-0092
new September 15 4 Credits University of Minnesota – Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Green Infrastructure for Clean Water

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Staff or 612-301-1210
updatedSeptember 15-18 6 Credits
(2 MDH Credits)
American Water Works Association – Minnesota Section
Annual Conference

Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center
Duluth, Minnesota
Contact: Brian LeMon or 952-832-2774
updatedSeptember 17 4 Credits National Drilling Association (NDA)
2015 NDA Convention

Turf Valley
Ellicott City, Maryland
Contact: NDA Staff or 877-632-4748
new September 19-22 4 Credits American Institute of Professional Geologists/Alaska
2015 National Conference: Fire and Ice

Hilton Anchorage Hotel
500 West Third Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska
Contact: AIPG Staff or 303-412-6205
new September 28 1 Credit Geological Society of Minnesota
Telling Time: How Geologists Work with Deep Time

7 p.m. Karl Wirth, Macalester College
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
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October 2015
updatedOctober 5-9 4 Credits Minnesota Groundwater Association
National Cave and Karst Research Institute
2015 Sinkhole Conference

Rochester, Minnesota
Contact: Kelton Barr
October 7 4 Credits Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention

Little Falls, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
October 8 4 Credits Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention

Mankato, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
new October 13-14 Credits Pending University of Minnesota – Water Resources Center
Water Resources Conference

St. Paul River Centre
175 Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, Minnesota
Contact: Katherine Hagberg or 612-624-4230
updateOctober 14-15 4 Credits Illinois River Watershed Partnership (IRWP)
60th Annual Midwest Groundwater Conference

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Bentonville, Arkansas
Contact: Roger Miller at 501-682-0665 or IRWP Staff
new October 26 1 Credit Geological Society of Minnesota
Basic Groundwater and Surface Water Interactions in the Twin Cities

Mark Seeley, University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
new October 28 Credits Pending South Dakota State University
2015 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference

University Student Union
South Dakota State University
Brookings, South Dakota
Contact: Erin Cortus or 605-688-5673
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December 2015
December 9 2 MDH Credits Minnesota Department of Health
2015 Well Management Videoconference Meetings

1-3 p.m.
- St. Paul, Freeman Office Building, B107
- Bemidji District Office
- Duluth District Office
- Fergus Falls District Office
- Mankato District Office
- Marshall District Office
- Rochester District Office
- St. Cloud District Office
Contact: 651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
updatedDecember 15-17 4 Credits National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
2015 Ground Water Expo

Las Vegas Convention
Las Vegas, Nevada
Contact: NGWA Customer Service or 800-551-7379
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January 2016
new January 6-7 Credits Pending Wisconsin Water Well Association
2016 Convention

Kalahari Resort
1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Contact: 608-253-5466
new January 8 Credits Pending Wisconsin Water Well Association
Continuing Education

Kalahari Resort
1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Contact: 608-253-5466
new January 24-27 Credits Pending Minnesota Water Well Association (MWWA)
94th Annual MWWA Convention and Trade Show

St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center
10 Fourth Avenue South
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Contact: Dave Schulenberg at 800-332-2104
new January 25 1 Credit Geological Society of Minnesota
Where Diamonds Come From and Where They are Going

Harvey Thorleifson, Minnesota Geological Survey
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
new January 28-29 Credits Pending Iowa Water Well Association (IWWA)
87th Annual Convention and Trade Show

Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
Coralville, Iowa
Contact: IWWA Headquarters or 515-243-1558
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February 2016
newFebruary 8 1 Credit Geological Society of Minnesota
Geophysical Studies in Minnesota

Justin Revenaugh, University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
new February 23-25 Credits Pending Wisconsin Wetlands Association
2016 Wetland Science Conference

Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Contact: Wisconsin Wetlands Staff or 608-250-9971

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Questions?
Contact the MDH Well Management Section
651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
health.wells@state.mn.us

Minnesota Department of Health
Updated Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 03:00PM